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Corporate Senior Payroll Specialist
Ref No.: 17-04221
Location: Rochester, New York
Position Type:Right to Hire
Start Date / End Date: 10/16/2017 to 12/31/2017
Paladin Consulting is currently hiring a ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Corporate Senior Payroll Specialist to join our team working onsite at our client's office located in Rochester, NY.

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Job Title: Corporate Senior Payroll Specialist
Work Location: Rochester, NY
Duration: Long-term contract with option to hire
Education/Experience Required: AAS in Accounting/Business/Finance preferred.

Job Description & Responsibilities:
  • The incumbent is responsible for entering analyzing and processing payroll running reports and other payroll-related tasks.
  • This is a high volume deadline driven position that requires accuracy and a customer-service focus.
  • Enters researches and analyzes garnishment absence management or new hire related data necessary to process and meet weekly and bi-weekly payroll processing.
  • Maintains knowledge of the payroll processing system changes in garnishment and wage and tax laws at the federal and state level voluntary and involuntary deductions and industry trends in the FMLA to serve as a subject matter expert and develop a trusted relationship with both internal and external partners.
  • Researches and resolves complex employee and system problems to ensure accurate payroll including ability to calculate federal state and local taxable wages.
  • Corresponds with internal and external departments in conjunction with the employee to resolve concerns.
  • Participates on various project teams as a representative of Shared Services to ensure appropriate oversight of department needs.
  • Provides second-level response to all inquiries via email mail and phone in accordance with department policy to ensure quality service standards are met.
  • Generates reviews and distributes reports to Supervisor and peers to ensure accuracy of data and compliance with applicable Federal and State laws and client policies including Sarbanes Oxley.
  • Engages in monthly team and department meetings to ensure continued technical and self-development.
  • Prepares and presents specific topics if requested.
  • Trains new employees and cross-trains existing employees on procedures and procedure changes to ensure compliance with Federal State and Local governances.
  • Writes and reviews department procedures to ensure resources are up to date and accurate.
  • Recommends changes if necessary.
  • Coordinates work load of staff to ensure that work assignments are appropriately delegated.
  • Communicates issues and provides status updates to Leadership team.
Skills & Qualifications:
  • AAS in Accounting/Business/Finance preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years of significant work experience
  • Looking for payroll experience
  • Absence Management and termination laws is preferred.
  • Skilled in the use of Microsoft Excel and Access.
  • Attention to detail and organizational skills required.
  • Excellent communication and engagement skills in assisting employees at all levels of the organization.
  • Capable of performing understanding and explaining payroll and tax computations.
  • Willingness to study and obtain the Fundamental Payroll Certification within four years.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and demonstrate confidentiality in discussions with others.
  • Ability to work well under pressure. 
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